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  • Order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo halts 9/11 case

    A military judge ordered an immediate halt Wednesday to proceedings in the Sept. 11 terrorism case because of a new Defense Department rule that requires him to relocate to the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, has...
  • Guantanamo parole board OKs release of obese Egyptian captive

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A national security parole board has approved for release a long-held, chronically ill, morbidly obese Egyptian captive who was once considered a candidate for a war crimes trial. A Periodic Review Board decision released...
  • 9/11 judge halts proceedings over Pentagon's Guantanamo move-in order

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The 9/11 case judge on Wednesday froze pretrial hearings in the death-penalty case over a controversial Pentagon order requiring the judges to move permanently to this remote outpost until their cases are over. Army Col....
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: Feb. 25 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer, on measures to mothball the 440th Airlift Wing at Fort Bragg: Amid criticism over measures to mothball the 440th Airlift Wing based at Fort Bragg's Pope...
  • Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch

    Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico. The rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range at 5:...
  • 9/11 victim's son gives inflight aid to stricken attorney of attack's alleged planner

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba When an attorney for the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks suddenly collapsed on a recent war court airplane shuttle, only one passenger was equipped to offer emergency care a young man whose father was...
  • Ukraine disputes rebel claim that weapons pullback begins

    Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels' claim that a real pullback had begun. A peace plan worked out in marathon talks on Feb. 12...
  • At Kurdish front-line outpost, skepticism abounds over assault on Mosul

    OUTSIDE SULTAN ABDULLAH, Iraq Deliar Shouki, the commander of a string of Kurdish bases less than 20 miles from Mosul, admitted he was skeptical when he heard the news that a U.S. official said 25,000 Iraqi troops would attack the Islamic State-held...
  • US troops heading to Ukraine to give medical training

    A U.S. military official said Tuesday the Pentagon will be deploying a small number of troops to Ukraine to provide combat medical training to forces there who have been battling Russian-backed separatists. Between five and 10 troops will go to western...
  • Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan

    TACOMA, Wash. In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a year-long deployment...
  • Lost amid fiery rhetoric: progress toward closing Guantanamo

    Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. government was no longer interested in holding him. A panel made up of representatives of six government...